The latest of the Disney films is a fantastic story about the bond between family and how a teen finds out what he truly wants to be. After watching the many trailers Disney released before its actual premiere and could not help but be overjoyed when I realized the movie was on the HIFF list of movies.
Since this is a long overdue review of the movie, I would like to apologize. I haven’t exactly been as free as I would like to be in terms of posting my reviews. Anyway, onto the review!
I’ll start with the overall film; hilarious, entertaining throughout, and heartwarming. The whole film was captivating in every aspect from the characters, the setting, and the plot. Probably the aspect that stood out the most to me was the setting. The animation is set in a place called San Frisocio (not entirely sure of the spelling). The place is supposed to be a mix of San Francisco and Tokyo, which I thought was very interesting. It wasn’t until I noticed a Japanese take on the Golden Gate Bridge in one of the scenes to actually figure it out.
Aside from that, another aspect I appreciated was how adult concepts took place in the film that was subtle, yet amusing for all ages. One specific scene, I’ll try not to reveal a lot, but it involves one of the characters not having enough energy and instead of acting really tired the character acts really drunk. Everyone in the theater could not help but crack up at the entire scene.
Altogether, this was a great film. In my opinion, one of the best that Disney has come out with lately, even though most Disney movies are amazing in their own way. This had a great balance of comedy, action, and drama. It definitely has exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend it to anyone who’s looking for a film to watch for Thanksgiving break. Oh! Also, don’t forget to stay after the credits because there’s a little something extra waiting for the audience.